Celebrating Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival was celebrated in a wonderful outdoor service at Upper School last week. An abundance of generous food donations was beautifully displayed at the centre of our celebrations as pupils gathered along with many parents to remember the importance of Harvest time. We were joined by Reverend Sharon Roberts who reminded us of how the olive tree in hotter climates provides an array of food and other useful products for people. Our Year 6 pupils performed some wonderful Harvest poems and anthems and the whole of Upper School produced a super rendition of ‘I Went to the Shop’. We continue to support the Slough Foodbank, which helps local people in need, who were most grateful to receive such a wonderful array of produce.
The Reverend Sharon Roberts also joined us for a service at Junior House. The children all sang their songs with great enthusiasm and families probably already knew the words by heart considering the practice the children had put in and the wonderful catchy tunes! We had a wonderful harvest display of produce here too which, following the service, was delivered to volunteers at the Thursday Lunch club; this provides a hot lunch each week for the elderly folk in our community, giving them an opportunity to come together socially to enjoy a meal together each week.
A total of £836.11 was donated to the NSPCC in the retiring collection at our Harvest Festivals at Upper School and Junior House. Thank you to our parents for their much appreciated generosity. It was wonderful that we were able to come together to celebrate this special festival and give thanks for the bounty that we enjoy.
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